Melissa Yarbrough 2

 

Melissa Yarbrough

 

Salt Point 2, 36" x 36", Oil on canvas <span style="color:red;">SOLD</span> Blue Pond Clearing, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Bouquet with Stargazer, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas California Poppies, 36" x 36", Oil on canvas Sonoma Vineyard (Cabernet Grape Vines), 20" x 20", Oil on canvas
Gerber Daisies and Eucalyptus, 36" x 24", Oil on canvas Lemons in a Blue Bowl, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas <span style="color:red;">SOLD</span> Lone Tree with Lavender Garden, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Madeline's Apple Orchard 1, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas
Scotts Valley Homestead, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas <span style="color:red;">SOLD</span> Madeline's Apple Orchard 2, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Mendocino Coast 1, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Mendocino Coast 2, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas
Point Reyes, 24" x 36", Oil on canvas Purple Iris, 36" x 36", Oil on canvas Still Life with Squash 1, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas <span style="color:red;">SOLD</span> View of Angel Island, 24" x 36", Oil on canvas
Yellow Forest, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Yellow Iris and Red Mums, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Yellow Lilies, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Salt Point, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas
Mendocino Coast 3, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Strawberries on a Green Plate, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Bouquet!, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Five Tomatoes on a Vine, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas
Melissa Yarbrough, Pescadero Marsh, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas - $950 Melissa Yarbrough, Cypress Trees at Baker Beach, 18" x 24", Oil on canvas - $1400 <span style="color:red;">SOLD</span> Muir Beach, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Stinson Beach, 24" x 36", Oil on canvas
Melissa Yarbrough, Thornton Avenue and 3rd Street, 24" x 18", Oil on canvas Melissa Yarbrough, Bernal Heights Box House, 20" x 20", Oil on canvas Melissa Yarbrough, Land's End Cypress Trees, 24" x 18", Oil on canvas Melissa Yarbrough, Bayview Homestead, 36" x 24", Oil on canvas

 

Melissa Yarbrough: Artist Biography

Painting is a joyful practice for me. I delight in color, texture, design, and decisive mark-making. My paintings are colorful, bold and energetic. I prefer to paint from direct observation because there is a surprise element in the immediate response to and discovery of the subject. Particularly when painting en plein air (outdoors, on site) or from a still life.

I work from life. Working from a still life or on-site and responding to the information provided therein is more honest and ultimately more exciting than battling the canvas one on one.

My paintings are thick and lush with layers of paint applied one over another. The technique resembles woodcut reduction printmaking as much as traditional oil painting. The images are built up using shapes of color to define the motif through the negative space.